The Founding Values Awards Committee met Wednesday April 12th to choose
the award winners.
Committee Chairman Dick Posthumus and the committee
members are pleased and excited to announce the following winners:
Harry P. Dolan began his tenure as the
chief of police of the Grand Rapids Police Department on April 1, 1998.
Prior to this appointment, he served for six years as the Chief of Police
in Lumberton, North Carolina. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Chief of
Police for the North Carolina Department of Human Resources Police
Department located in Black Mountain, North Carolina.
During his term in Grand Rapids, Chief
Dolan helped to lead the design of the new police headquarters, moving
from a 60,000 square foot facility to an expanded 155,000 square foot
building. He also implemented the community policing philosophy throughout
the department, building on the four service area model, where police
teams led by captains provide personalized police service to meet unique
neighborhood needs. Through an unprecedented budget crisis, the department
has continued to maintain a high level of community policing services. The
Grand Rapids Police Department's Traffic Stop Data Collection Project and
numerous public reports have been applauded by the community as
demonstration of the department's interest in transparency. Chief Dolan
has also provided leadership in the development of the citywide Community
Oriented Government philosophy.
Chief Dolan has a Master of Science
degree in Organizational Leadership and Management from the University of
North Carolina in Pembroke. He is a Certified Public Manager through
the National Certified Public Managers Consortium, North Carolina Office
of State Personnel, and he attended the Police Executive Development
Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Chief Dolan
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from
Western Carolina University. He and his wife, Paula, have three children:
Matthew, Lauren, and Keenan.
In addition to being elected to the
State Senate, Hardiman has served as Mayor of the City of Kentwood from
1992-2002. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Grand
Rapids Transit Authority, the Gerald R. Ford Council Boy Scouts of
America, Grand Rapids Housing Center, Michigan Municipal League, United
Way of Kent County, Spectrum Health Services, Grand Valley Metropolitan
Council, Kentwood Foundation, Grand Bank, Crime Victim Foundation, Grand
Valley State University Foundation, and Right Place Program (a regional
economic development organization). Senator Hardiman has been
exceptionally active in his church, Grand Rapids First Assembly of God.
He has received a number of awards for his service including:
Distinguished Alumnus Award from Grand Valley State University, United Way
of Kent County Volunteer Award, 1998 Giants Award, 1998 National
Association of Home Builders Annual Local Official of the Year, and the
Frederick Douglas Award from Grand Rapids Club of N.A.N.B.P.W.C, Inc.
Senator Hardiman was appointed by Governor Engler to the Secchia
Commission on Total Quality Government and the Act 51 Transit Committee.
He has gained national attention as
one of the founders and current Chairman of Healthy Marriages Grand Rapids
(formerly known as the Greater Grand Rapids Community Marriage Policy), a
broad-based program to promote strong marriages and family life.
Senator Hardiman and his wife of 31
years reside in Kentwood. He was elected in November 2002 to represent the
29th State Senate District, representing the cities of Grand Rapids,
Kentwood, and Lowell, and the townships of Cascade, Lowell, Vergennes and
Heartfelt Commitment Award
Michael J. Jandernoa is the former chairman of the board and CEO of
Perrigo Company, the nation's largest manufacturer and marketer of store
brand, over-the-counter drug and nutritional products. Mr. Jandernoa
graduated from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public
His career is one characterized by hard work, loyalty, and steady
success. After joining Perrigo Company as Vice President of Finance, he
rose to the position of Chairman of the Board and CEO. During his tenure
at the company, he helped lead two leveraged buyouts and the initial
Mr. Jandernoa is a man devoted to the economic, regional development
of the West Michigan area. He is co-founder of Bridge Street Capital
Partners and Grand Angels, two organizations committed to the promotion of
young, growing companies in the Midwest and Great Lakes region.
He is actively involved in the Grand Rapids business community serving
on the boards of Steelcase, Fifth Third Bank of Western Michigan, Cascade
Engineering, ADAC Plastics, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation,
the Michigan Technology Tri-Corridor, the University of Michigan Business
School Visiting Committee, and Grand Valley University Foundation. He is
also a member of the Michigan Business Roundtable and a past member of the
Young Presidents' Organization.
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Congressman Paul Henry Integrity Award:
Nathan Tonlaar - Calvin College
John Ranville - Grand Valley State University
Ambassador Peter Secchia Heartfelt Commitment Award:
Krystal Wiseman - Cornerstone University
Congressman Hal Sawyer Justice Award:
Chas Ryder - Grand Rapids Community College
Jennifer Coulon - Aquinas